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Candy?

posted at 10/9/2012 8:22 PM EDT
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What home made candy do you like?  What do you make?
Would you share the recipes?

Re: Candy?

posted at 10/9/2012 9:02 PM EDT
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PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

Ingredients
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 7 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme until well incorporated and melted. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth; spread in prepared pan. Let cool before cutting into square.






Re: Candy?

posted at 10/9/2012 9:23 PM EDT
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  • PEANUT BUTTER BARS
    • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
    • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 cup peanut butter
    • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
    • 4 tablespoonpeanut butter

    Directions

    1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
    2. In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
    • PREP 25 mins
    • READY IN 1 hr25min.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 10/9/2012 11:03 PM EDT
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    Chocolate Covered Cherries (recipe is listed on this site; it has a few typos but I have not been able to correct them in 2 years....thanks VBB...LOL); Microwave Fudge, with and without nuts; Almond Roca; Almond Bark; and this year I'm going to try your recipe for Peanut Brittle...AND Gale's 2 peanut butter recipes listed above. FUN!!!

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 10/9/2012 11:25 PM EDT
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    This is the old, old recipe....... I love it. 

    DIVINITY
    2 2/3 cups sugar
    2/3 cup light corn syrup
    1/2 cup water
    2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
    1 tsp vanilla
    2/3 cup broken nuts
    Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in saucepan. Stir over low heat
    until sugar is dissolved; then cook without stirring to 260*. (Hard
    ball stage)
    Remove from heat and pour, beating constantly, in a fine stream
    into the beaten egg whites. Add vanilla and continue
    beating until mixtureholds its shape and becomes slightly dull.
    Fold in nuts.Drop quickly from tip of buttered spoon onto
    waxed paper in individual peaks.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 10/20/2012 8:31 PM EDT
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    Some time ago we posted a couple recipes for NUTS and they were great.  I wanted to add this recipe but I can't find the old ones.
    I found this recipe while looking around the Fisher Nut site.  I haven't tried it yet.

    FISHER SPICED NUTS

    • 4 cups Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Pecan Halves
    • ¼ cup melted butter
    • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • ½ teaspoon onion powder
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

    1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
    2. Cover/cook on high for 15 minutes, then switch to low and continue cooking, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 2 hours.
    3. Remove nuts, spread on a sheet pan and allow to cool.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 10/20/2012 9:36 PM EDT
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    Hi Nancy did you find any recipes of interest in that site I gave you?

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 10/21/2012 8:56 AM EDT
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    Oh Gale ........... I found  TOO many recipes I want to try.   I spend a lot of time and money now with all my old recipes.  What will I do now?  What will I do?

    LOL LOL ----- church this morning .... I should be packing cookies!

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 11/3/2012 9:37 AM EDT
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    In Response to Re: Candy?:
    PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE Ingredients 4 cups white sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 (16 ounce) jar peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 7 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme until well incorporated and melted. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth; spread in prepared pan. Let cool before cutting into square .
    Posted by gale g


    Thanks a lot!!!! As if I needed a peanut butter fudge recipe......This will be made this weekend to be shared with friends I am meeting for lunch on Tuesday.  I have to share it just to get it out of the house I know I would do serious damage to this if left here.
    Have you ever tried layering this with regular chocolate fudge?  I just might have to let you know how it turns out!

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 11/3/2012 10:40 AM EDT
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    HONEY NUT WHITE FUDGE

    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    2/3 cup (5 fl oz can) evaporated milk
    2 Tbs butter or margarine
    2 cups miniature marshmallows
    2 cups (12 oz ppkg) white morsels
    1 2/3 cups honey roasted peanuts, divided
    2 tsp vanilla flavoring

    Line 9" square baking pan with foil.

    Combine sugar, evap milk and butter in medium heavy-duty saucepan.  Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 1/2 to 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.

    Add marshamallows, white morsels, 1 cup peanuts and vanilla.  Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted.  Pour into prepared baking pan.  Coarsely chop remaining peanuts.  Sprinkle over fudge; press in.  Refrigerate until firm.  Lift from pan, remove foil and cut into 48 1" squares.


    CRANBERRY NUT BARK

    1 cup dried cranberries
    3/4 cup toasted diced pecans
    2 2/3 cups chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted
    2 2/3 cups chopped white chocolate, melted

    Toss cranberries and pecans together and set them aside.

    Melt dark choc and spread into on to an 8 x 12" oval on parchment paper.  (I draw the outline of the oval on the underside of the parchment paper so I can see it when I lay down the chocolate but the ink or pencil doesn't touch the candy.)

    Allow choc to set, but not harden completely.

    Melt the white choc and mix it with about 3/4 cups of cranberries and pecans.

    Spread this over the dark choc.

    Sprinkle the rest of the nuts and fruit on top, pressing them in gently.

    Allow the candy to cool until hardened, then break it into chunks.


    BUTTERY ALMOND CRUNCH - NOT HARD LIKE PEANUT BRITTLE

    1 Tbs plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 Tbs light corn syrup
    1 cup sliced almonds

    Line an 8: pan with foil.  Butter the foil with 1/2 Tbs butter.  Set aside.

    Spread the sides of a heavy saucepan with 1/2 Tbs butter. Add 1/2 cup butter, sugar and cornsyrup.  Briing to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.

    Cook and stir until mixture is golden brown, about 3 minutes.  Stir in almonds.  

    Quickly pour into prepared pan.  Chill until firm, invert pan and remove the foil.  Break into pieces.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 11/3/2012 11:40 AM EDT
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    Wow, Bakery -- these all sound like my kind of cooking/candy.   I love new things to try.
    Thank you!!
    What's your opinion about using dried strawberries or blueberries, maybe a mix, instead of cranberries?

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 11/3/2012 1:32 PM EDT
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    In Response to Re: Candy?:
    Wow, Bakery -- these all sound like my kind of cooking/candy.   I love new things to try. Thank you!! What's your opinion about using dried strawberries or blueberries, maybe a mix, instead of cranberries?
    Posted by Nancy G

    Hi Nancy, I think there are no rules!! I'd think that dried cherries would be awesome with this combination also.  There is something about the tartness of the cranberries with the wonderful chocolate!!

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 11/3/2012 2:08 PM EDT
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    I love all the new recipes  for Candy on this site.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 11/3/2012 2:30 PM EDT
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    Thanks Bakery ..... I have a pretty big stock of dried fruits AND I love bark candy.  What a combination!

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 11/3/2012 7:03 PM EDT
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    My peanut fudge recipe does not have evaporated milk and I am going to try your recipe soon!

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 12/10/2012 6:45 PM EST
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    Last: 4/6/2014
    I make a variety of fudges, hard candies and a few others. I will get back to you with recipes when I have a little more time! Right now, I have to go make dinner!! LOL!

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 12/29/2012 10:21 PM EST
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    Tonight I felt like I should make something so I looked through my saved recipes .........
    Ahhhh .......  I made a batch of Nestle's Vanilla-Macadamia Nut Fudge.    Wow - that's good stuff.  Isn't it fortunate that I had everything I needed and was ready to go.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 12/30/2012 7:23 AM EST
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      we made the peanutbutter cups.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 12/30/2012 7:23 AM EST
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      we made the peanutbutter cups.

    Re: Candy?

    posted at 12/30/2012 7:38 AM EST
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    I made Crispy Peanut Butter Balls, Fudge (is this considered candy?) and Haystack.
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